Human Rights

Bridging Indigenous and human rights

As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, many leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors are looking for effective strategies and insights. On June 19, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg, moderated an open panel discussion that touched on reconciliation, identity, Indigenous knowledge, and relationships with the …Read more >

Executive program: respecting Indigenous and human rights

Indigenous and Human Rights: An Executive Leadership Program A unique new program developed by The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) will help business executives and organizational leaders shape workplace cultures that respect Indigenous and human rights. As Canadians work to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to …Read more >

Historic “Human Rights Table” gifted to UWinnipeg

Today the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, located at the Forks draws almost 300,000 visitors annually from across Canada and further afield. Yet a decade ago, it was just a dream. Izzy Asper’s vision and passion, and many hours of conversation, brought that dream to life. Those early conversations happened around the Asper boardroom table, …Read more >

International conference examines access to justice

Featured speakers open and free to all – May 9 to 11, 2018 Participants from across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Africa will be gathering at The University of Winnipeg next week to explore barriers many people face in accessing justice. Find a full program of events and abstracts of each lecture here. …Read more >

Youth United@Winnipeg — education, community, reconciliation

Innovative program aimed at building bridges  – read the Winnipeg Free Press story here. WINNIPEG, MB – Beginning next week, twenty University of Winnipeg students will come together in Winnipeg’s North End to spend the summer learning and working in community organizations, in an innovative program called YouthUnited@Winnipeg. In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, …Read more >

UWinnipeg prof partners on new LGBTQI2S school survey

       Egale Canada to undertake second national inquiry of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Canadian schools Egale Canada today announced that, following a successful and revealing first national school climate survey, it will be partnering once again with Dr. Catherine Taylor and Dr. Tracey Peter to do a second national inquiry on the state of …Read more >

UWinnipeg student attends closed door UN Security Council meeting

UWinnipeg human rights and political science student David Fanhbulleh has returned from the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, NY where he attended a closed door meeting at the Security Council.

Creating reconciliation: Youth United@Winnipeg students present

Students reflect on their North End summer experience WINNIPEG, MB – Since May, 20 University of Winnipeg students have gone to work and class every day in the North End as participants in a unique learning program aimed at building greater understanding and reconciliation. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 10, they gather to share their experiences in …Read more >

From the Senate to the classroom

MB Senator Marilou McPhedran returns to UWinnipeg to inspire next generation WINNIPEG, MB – This morning, as 30 students file into their Global College classroom at The University of Winnipeg, they face a different sort of teacher – Manitoba Senator Marilou McPhedran is at the helm.  For student Melissa McGillis, that adds an exciting new …Read more >

UWinnipeg helps launch Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive

The Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive is a pilot project aimed at preserving and providing access to websites related to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and responses to its Calls to Action.